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Past Exhibits

July 6 – August 31
Reception: 
Thursday, July 13 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Beverly Todd
“Closer To Your Miracle”

Growing up on a Nebraska farm, Beverly Todd often took off on long walks across field and timber, finding a grassy spot, looking up at the sky, breathing in all that beauty. She still does that, and Knows she Is blessed to be on that patch of earth in that moment. It is wonder she captures then shares back. Juicy, colorful, full of energy wonder, at times expansive, peaceful, liberating.

Thanks to our sponsors for your support!
Bob and Michelle Dudley
Paula Pflueger
Scott and Lori Williams

Albert Rhea
“Cosmos Series”

This series can be defined in terms of cosmology and the study of galaxies, alternative universes, black holes and stars. Albert Rhea is interested in the origin, structure, and space-time relationships of the universe. He utilizes stainless steel arcs and spiral elements with painted wooden spheres that combine to form structure.

Thanks to our sponsors for your support!
Sufi Practice Group

Denise Dendinger
“Art Of Nature”

Denise Dendinger’s pieces are made in her garage. The leaves, which come from plants she grows, are the inspiration for her work. She starts by finding leaves that are deep veined and free of damage. She uses sand to mold the leaves into their specific shape. After her process, she feels as though she has created a masterpiece!

 



May 4 – June 29 
Reception: Thursday, May 11 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Jeannine Cook & Jeffrey Lewis
“Shimmering Metal: Drawings in Silver and Gold”

Metalpoint, mark-making in silver, gold, copper, platinum and other metals on a prepared smooth surface, allows a diversity of artistic expression totally in keeping with today. In its lustrous restraint, metalpoint is the perfect counterpoint to the technicolored urgency of our world.

Jeannine Cook and Jeffrey Lewis are artists who have long used metalpoint, and especially silverpoint, as a vehicle to express the more reflective, quieter aspects of their art.  Both also paint, but these shimmering monochromatic drawings allow an examination of their worlds in a different way. Both artists are aware of the shimmering, quiet and healing voice that metalpoint drawings can project. Each artist believes that in today’s tumultuous, violent and complex world, this medium can offer viewers reminders of order, beauty and centering calm.

Thanks to our sponsor for your support!
Karla Huse Visual Arts Endowment

Lonn Atwood
“Arts and Sciences”

Lonn Atwood was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Norfolk. Lonn has pursued many creative disciplines including: Architectural/Interior Design, Theater/ State Design, Painting, Sculpture and Floral Design. He is also a published Writer/Poet. In these days of grossly publicized destructive forces, it is more important than ever to be vessels of creativity, to take our inherited energy, expose it to inspiration and make something positive. Objects of hope to hold up in the face of doubt.

Thanks to our sponsor for your support!
Wes and Karen Wingett

 



April 1 – April 27
Reception: Saturday, April 1 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

10th Annual NAC Juried Show | University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Show

Celebrating 10 great years of lifting up local creativity in and around Northeast Nebraska – the NAC’s Annual Juried competition is back! This year over 130 entries came in, and with only 25 slots available, competition was fierce.  Judge, Russell Nordman of the University of Nebraska at Omaha has curated the exhibit, and will also award cash prizes to top work.

Thanks to our sponsors Norfolk Arts Center Ladies Guild, for believing in the arts in our community!

CASH PRIZES AWARDED BY JUDGE AT OPENING RECEPTION
$250  Best of show    |     $150 1st Place     |    $100  2nd Place

Announcing the Selected Artists for the 10th Annual Juried Show
Sarah Alkaltham
Casey Callahan
Mary Donahue
Kathy Eddy
Tyson Koehn
Jerene Kruse
Josephine Langbehn
Jon Love
Marlene Mueller
Meghan O’Connor
Kelly Rush
Holly Ann Schenk
Mary Tanner
Diana Tweedy
Dennis Wattier
Congratulations to our 10th Annual Juried Show Exhibit Winners:
Best of Show: Marlene Mueller, “Blaze”
1st Place: Meghan O’Connor, “Coming Home, Lost at Home”
2nd Place: Josephine Langbehn, “Three Beauties”

University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Show

Join us for a special exhibition featuring faculty from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. The show will feature artwork from UNO faculty: Barb Simcoe, Jave Yoshimoto, Katie Temple, Jody Boyer, Joe Pankowski, Amy Haney, Bonnie O’Connell, David Helm, Colin Smith, Jeremy Johnson, Ashley McFeely, James Sewing, Russ Nordman, Howard Paine and Luke Severson.

Thanks to our sponsor J. Marlene Mueller for your support of the arts in Northeast Nebraska!



March 4 – March 24
Reception: Saturday, March 4 • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
*Note new addition: home school students’ and area art teachers’ work will be on display!

Norfolk Public, Parochial & Home School Students and Faculty Show

March is National Arts Education Month. To celebrate, each year the Norfolk Arts Center welcomes Norfolk Public, parochial and home school students to display their work for the enjoyment of the entire community. Families and friends come back year after year to proudly view their budding artist’s accomplishments. New this year is the addition of Norfolk area home school students to the show! The NAC strives to represent all practicing young artists in the area. For more information on this exhibition and ways to participate, please contact NAC. In addition, continuing to build from last year, faculty artwork will also be on display. Participating art teachers are encouraged to bring their own work, in addition to their students’ artwork, and demonstrate their accomplishments to the next generation of artists.

FEATURED SCHOOLS: Christ Lutheran School • Sacred Heart Elementary Norfolk Catholic High School St. Paul’s Lutheran School • Norfolk Public Schools Norfolk Area Home Schools • Lutheran High Northeast

Thanks to our sponsors for supporting youth artwork!



January 5 – February 23
Reception: Thursday, January 12 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Phil Hawkins
“Enigma”
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Phil Hawkins is a contemporary sculptor, painter and graphic artist focusing on sculptural installation design. He was born and raised in Omaha and holds degrees in Graphic Design from Metropolitan Community College and Arts Management from Bellevue University. He prefers to work systematically during the process of creating and sees his art as a visual product of personal and emotional manifestations.

Courtney  Kenny Porto
“Is That Yarn?”

As an artist Courtney Kenny Porto is inspired by everyday life, by the frustrations and joys as well as its ironic and incongruous nature. Her work depicts various situations, struggles and revelations that she has experienced. She believes that in order to be truly genuine, artists must portray ideas and concepts that are close to their own heart. The truly powerful artists do this in such a way that others are also able to deeply relate.